Uber has already dominated the market as a ride-sharing and food delivery app but the transportation network company is taking a step into the world of temping with its new on-demand staffing business called Uber Works. While still in its early phases, the new program would make it possible for businesses to hire short-term workers for a variety of different tasks. While the service will not directly compete with consumer-facing services like TaskRabbit, Uber Works hopes to provide workers for things like “events and corporate functions, such as waiters or security guards.”
The company will continue trials on the Uber Works program in Chicago after initial testing in Los Angeles early in 2018. The new program has the potential to be quite successful for Uber as it already possesses a wide user base that could function as both temporary employers and employees.